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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations as well as charged with the criminal case may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a criminal nurse attorney. 

One of the best examples is an RN in San Antonio who accused of issuing 8,798 prescriptions to patients in an 18-month period, including “dangerous drug cocktails,” combining medications such as hydrocodone and Soma.

The San Antonio family nurse practitioner’s prescribing practices have drawn the scrutiny of the Texas Board of Nursing.

The RN has been accused by the state agency of engaging in “nontherapeutic prescribing practices.” A formal administrative charge filed by the Texas Board of Nursing in January accuses the RN of issuing 8,798 prescriptions for controlled substances to patients in an 18-month period spanning from Dec. 2, 2013, through June 7, 2015.

Those prescriptions included “dangerous drug cocktails of central nervous system depressants,” according to the administrative charge lodged by the state nursing board. Those “cocktails” or drug combinations include, but are not limited to, the painkiller hydrocodone, the muscle relaxer Soma and the anti-anxiety medication alprazolam, which is a generic form of Xanax, the charging document claims.

According to the RN, “They’re just allegations. Nothing has been proven or shown at this point. There’s not been any kind of hearing at this point, either.”

Because the RN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined by violating the Texas Board of Nursing regulation.

Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right criminal nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

Consult with Texas criminal nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.